Saturday, May 14, 2005

The latest evidence on PVS

So many times we listen to a doctor give a diagnosis, and accept it completely, because after all -- they are the experts. However, there are some areas of medical science that are still completely mysterious - and the functioning of the human brain has a lot of mysteries left to confound us.

This was part of my reasoning and concern during the fight for Terri Schiavo. How much did / do the doctors really know about what would have happened had Terri been receiving any kind of therapy over the last 10 years of her life? We will never know, but there are some recent stories of amazing recoveries to help us recall that we have much left to learn.

My friend Hanya at TheRight-Stuff has some thoughts on this as well, as well as links to the recent news stories that just convince me further of how little we know.